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The Mujus (Moo-hoos) mission is based on two guiding principles:
First, Mujus is committed to making beautiful designs that are good for the planet. Mujus works exclusively with high quality, organic and sustainable raw materials in an effort to preserve an increasingly vulnerable environment.
Second, Mujus is committed to giving back to communities in Peru and the United States. In Peru this means paying fair wages, providing health insurance to Mujus artisans, and facilitating social change for impoverished communities around Lima. In the US, this means collaborating with the ALS Association by designing a special collection to raise money for the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease.
The Mujus blend of environmentally conscious materials and intricately sophisticated designs bring a refreshing new take to the modern woman. Mujus' accessories allow their customers to look and feel good, knowing their purchase is supporting many great causes.
Meet the Founder: Paola Delgado
Paola Delgado started Mujus (Moo-hoos) in 2011 after working for years on wall street, with the desire to do something more fulfilling and philanthropic.
With that in mind, she put her New York life on hold and traveled to Peru in search of inspiration. In her travels, she discovered communities who use amazonian seeds to handmake beautiful jewelry and studied with artisans for months to learn all she could. That partnership became the birth of Mujus, a name that means 'seed' in Quechua, the ancient language of Peru.
Mujus prides itself in using only sustainable materials of the highest quality, and providing educational opportunities, healthcare benefits and fair trade wages to our wonderful artisans. Mujus' signature material is the tagua seed. Tagua originates from a palm tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Taguas are harvested after they have fallen to the ground, so there is no damage done to the rainforest during the harvesting process. And as no two seeds are alike, each Mujus piece is unique.